Underground Storage Plans Of Denver Water


A water utility of Colorado that is considered to be the largest in the state, has started to look for the places where water can be stored and drought which is expected to increase, can be handled.

The place to store the water is being looked in the northeast part of Denver. A borehole of extreme depth has been drilled by the contractors at the dusty area of Denver. The aim is to make it of the size equal to bank vault and water can be hoarded by the city for the dry periods.

Colorado has been looking to take an advance step to be well prepared for the drought that is going to take worse shape according to the researchers. It will be of great significance during the drier period to have large amount of water stored at some place and cover the shortage of water. The region is running short of water because very low amount of rain has been seen and same is expected in the future as well. More the increase in population is also causing the problem of shortage of water for the people of the state.

According to an engineer at Denver Water, Bob Peters the objective of the utility is to determine the number of wells that would be required to have an acre-foot of water. The correct number could not be figured out yet but it is going to need a huge number of wells.


Denver Water told that it is very important to stay prepared for the severe situation that is going to be faced in the future therefore the city needs to take such important steps to avoid the problems. Rig is being utilized for the drilling purpose by Denver Water in a mixture of grave, rock and sand, called Aquifers where the possibility of storing the water is there.

Denver Water has recognized the significance of the data that is needed to dig out from the drilling sites and the utility has been looking for the collection of more data. Testing on the site is being done and the result are expected to come at the end of this year.

The initial draft of the plan has been disclosed by the Governor, John Hickenlooper in which management of the water for the state has been projected where lack of water is expected till 2050.

The demand is becoming more than the supply of municipal water and the projects which are planned to cover the shortfalls are not believed to be sufficient by the year 2050.

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